A night of culture in Ireland

Any plans for next Friday? What about putting some culture in your Friday night? Culture Night takes place next week in Dublin and others 35 regions around Ireland.

Culture Night is an annual public event that celebrates creativity and arts. On this night, cultural organisations extend their opening hours to increase the access to the public. Special events and workshops are also specifically programmed. And best of all: everything is available free of charge!

The first event  was hosted  in 2006 just in Dublin. After that Culture Night has grown and now 350,000 people visit museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country.

See some attractions in Dublin that you can visit next Friday:

Farmleigh House

The former Guinness family home is now the state guest house where heads of state & dignitaries stay in Ireland. On view are the beautiful reception rooms, including The Benjamin Guinness Library, Ballroom, Dining room, Study, the Noble Room, Drawing Room, & the elegant Ladies Boudoir.

Farmleigh Dublin

Open to visitors: 5pm – 9pm

Address:Castleknock Dublin 15


Located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch, Dublinia is the place where modern and old Dublin meet. With four exhibitions, you can visit Viking and Medieval Dublin, see Archaeology as a History Hunter and climb the medieval St Michael’s Tower.

dublina cccenture

Open to visitors: 5.30pm – 8pm

Address:St Michael’s Hill Christ Church Dublin 8

The Book of Kells

It is the Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. Visit the ‘Turning Darkness into Light’ exhibition along with two volumes of the Book of Kells, 1916 Proclamation, The Brian Boru harp and walk on the Long Room – 65 metres – filled with 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books .


book of kells trinity college dublin

Open to visitors: 5pm – 9pm

Address:Trinity College Library College Street Dublin 2

The Little Museum of Dublin

The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects. Today there are over 5,000 artefacts in the collection. The museum houses a number of exhibitions over three floors in a beautiful Georgian Building.


Open to visitors: 5pm – 10pm

Address:15 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2

For futher information about the other attractions visit: culturenight.ie

  • Flávia Lovisi

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